The PACIFIC TATTOO is a musical mix of military bands, massed pipes and drums, fiddlers, dancers and vocalists. Inspired by the famous Edinburgh, Basel and Nova Scotia Tattoos among others, the PACIFIC TATTOO will be a showcase of diverse world-class performances – and the biggest indoor show on Vancouver Island.
Performers from Germany and The Maritimes will be among the line-up at the first annual PACIFIC TATTOO at Bear Mountain Arena, July 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, with a matinee on July 15 at 1:30pm.
Producer Roger McGuire and Director Dave Tarry have a long history of involvement with military tattoos. McGuire has performed in numerous international tattoos and military festivals. He is joined by Dave Tarry as Director. Tarry organized naval celebrations and Royal visits during his years of service, including two military tattoos. "We are all excited by the creativity that has gone into the development of the show, and by the calibre of the acts that are eager to join us" declared McGuire. "The crowd in Bear Mountain Arena can expect traditional tattoo elements like massed pipes and drums and Celtic dancers, and we have some international crowd-pleasers and surprises in store too. This definitely is not the kind of tattoo you regret later! "
Among the Tattoo's attractions will be the Trumpeters of Berittener Fanfarenzug Freckenhorst , The Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, The Regimental Pipes & Drums of the Calgary Highlanders, Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums, Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band and Canadian fiddle and step dance star, Stephanie Cadman. The Tattoo also includes special skills demonstrations, a 55-voice choir and a 50-strong team of dancers including jive and Chinese dance groups and the Pacific Tattoo's own Celtic dance team. Organizers will announce additional acts shortly. Everyone in the show will participate in a grand finale.
Tickets are available now for the PACIFIC TATTOO, July 14 and 15, 2012. Tickets are $37.50 for adults, with discounted pricing for children, seniors, groups and military personnel. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.pacifictatto.ca or from the Bear Mountain Arena box office at 250-478-8384. For more information, visit www.pacifictattoo.ca
Presented by the Victoria Military Music Festival Society, the PACIFIC TATTOO is made possible by the generous support of Canadian Heritage, Digital Direct and Larchgrove Marketing Group, and media sponsors The Q and The Zone, CHEK TV and the Times Colonist.
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